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White Sox agree to terms with four players, avoiding arbitration

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with first baseman José Abreu ($16 million), right-handed pitcher Alex Colomé ($7.325 million), left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodón ($4.2 million) and infielder Yolmer Sánchez ($4.625 million), avoiding arbitration with all four players.
January 11, 2019

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with first baseman José Abreu ($16 million), right-handed pitcher Alex Colomé ($7.325 million), left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodón ($4.2 million) and infielder Yolmer Sánchez ($4.625 million), avoiding arbitration with all four players.Abreu, 31, hit .265 (132-499) with 36

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with first baseman José Abreu ($16 million), right-handed pitcher Alex Colomé ($7.325 million), left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodón ($4.2 million) and infielder Yolmer Sánchez ($4.625 million), avoiding arbitration with all four players.
Abreu, 31, hit .265 (132-499) with 36 doubles, 22 home runs, 78 RBI and a .473 slugging percentage in 128 games last season, his fifth with the club. He made his second career American League All-Star Team. Despite missing time due to two stints on the disabled list, Abreu became the first player in White Sox history to hit 20 or more home runs in each of his first five seasons, and joined Albert Pujols (2001-10) and Ted Williams (1939-42, '46-49) as the only MLB players to record 30-plus doubles and 20-plus home runs in each of his first five seasons.
Colomé, 29, was acquired from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Omar Narváez on November 30, 2018. He combined to go 7-5 with a 3.04 ERA (23 ER/68.0 IP), 30 holds, 12 saves and 72 strikeouts over 70 appearances last season between Tampa Bay and Seattle. Colomé, who was acquired by the Mariners from the Rays on May 25 as part of a four-player deal, became the first pitcher in major-league history to record at least 10 saves and 30 holds in one season.
Rodón, 26, went 6-8 with a 4.18 ERA (56 ER/120.2 IP) and 90 strikeouts over 20 starts last season, his fourth season with Chicago. He made nine consecutive quality starts with five hits or less allowed from July 5-August 27, marking the longest such streak by a White Sox pitcher since at least 1908.
Sánchez, 26, batted .242 (145-600) with 34 doubles, 10 triples, eight home runs, 55 RBI, 14 stolen bases and 49 walks in 155 games last season. He established career highs in games, hits, doubles, triples, walks, stolen bases, total bases (223) and extra-base hits (52). Sánchez also led the AL in triples.
Following the signings, the White Sox have no remaining arbitration-eligible players.